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Delaforce vertical, Tue 24 April 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 21:31 Thu 04 Aug 2011

Date: Tuesday 24th April 2012.

Location: The Bung Hole, 57 High Holborn, London WC1V 6DT, tel 020 7831 8365.

Other details will be put here once they are agreed.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 21:32 Thu 04 Aug 2011

Questions:
  • Where? The RAF Club? Other suggestions welcomed.
  • Who?
    1. Honoured Guest, 1;
    2. Honoured Guest, 2, who we hope won’t be offended by having the #2 slot;
    3. JDAW;
    4. THRA;
    5. RAYC;
    6. AP;
    7. DRT
    8. AHB;
    9. JGH;
    10. BMHR;
    11. WS;
    12. CMAG;
    13. RLC.
    If the date should change, perhaps CRS.
  • Who can supply which vintages of Delaforce?
    • JDAW: 1970 and 1977, subject to confirmation.
    • JHG via JDAW: Corte 1974.
    • AHB: 1963, 1977; Corte 1984.
    • WS: 1966, 1970, 1977 (need to check); and Corte 1980 and 1987.
    • AP: 1966, 1970, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003 and 2007.
    • RAYC: 1992.
    • CRS: 1994.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 21:39 Thu 04 Aug 2011

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=43706#p43706]Here[/url] RAYC wrote:A list of some good (and some not-so-good) ideas that have not yet reached fruition:

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The Delaforce Vertical suggested by jdaw1 in May 2008
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=43997#p43997]Here[/url] uncle tom wrote:Delaforce is the one to take forward IMO, with at least one, and preferably two members of the family in attendance..

I have a dozen vintages of Delaforce VP in my cellar, the most notable absentees being '27, '45 & '55

'Delaforce, a celebration' might be the theme, at the RAF club perhaps (preferably upstairs..) and timed to suit the family..
In the same thread (link to first unread post) others concurred, including:
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=44048#p44048]Here[/url] Axel P wrote:I very much would like to join a Delaforce tasting as well. I do have many Vintages from 66 and younger (I guess pretty much all of them), so how about this for a January tasting? Anybody volunteers for organising. I would book the club and get the VIP.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 21:47 Thu 04 Aug 2011

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=14611#p14611]Here[/url], in May 2008, jdaw1 wrote:Vintages of Delaforce we have:

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 22:23 Thu 04 Aug 2011

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=39869#p39869]Here[/url], in January 2011, g-man wrote:I'd like to resurrect this tasting as I'm sending Julian back with a bottle of 1974 Delaforce to taste.
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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by AHB » 23:28 Fri 05 Aug 2011

I have little to contribute to a Delaforce vertical - but I do have the Corte 1984 (otherwise only the 1977 or 1963).
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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by WS1 » 08:00 Sat 06 Aug 2011

Hi,

if possible I would like to join as well. With regads to Delaforce ports I think I have 66, 70 and 77 (need to check) and Corte from 80 and 87.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by Axel P » 14:41 Sat 06 Aug 2011

Delaforces I have are:
1966
1970
1975
1977
1980
1982
1985
1991
1992
1994
1997
2000
2003
2007

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by DRT » 22:35 Sat 06 Aug 2011

uncle tom wrote:Delaforce is the one to take forward IMO, with at least one, and preferably two members of the family in attendance..
Assuming Uncle Tom has an inside track to make this happen, should we be reserving two spaces for honoured guests?
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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 22:45 Sat 06 Aug 2011

Updated to include ports from AHB, AP, WS; and the addition of two honoured guests.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by g-man » 03:00 Sun 07 Aug 2011

is there a location for said tasting?
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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 10:18 Sun 07 Aug 2011

g-man wrote:is there a location for said tasting?
[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=43997#p43997]Here[/url] uncle tom wrote:'Delaforce, a celebration' might be the theme, at the RAF club perhaps (preferably upstairs..) and timed to suit the family..
So the current plan is the Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 12:11 Sun 07 Aug 2011

By private message THRA wrote:Delaforce vertical - would appreciate date set after about March 12th.
The ‟about” complicates interpretation: absent contrary instruction, I declare this to mean on or after Monday 19th March 2012.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by RAYC » 21:20 Sun 07 Aug 2011

When setting date, we should bear in mind that an early spring placeholder has also been reserved for Wolfgang's 1980 Horizontal in Leverkeusen.
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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 21:32 Sun 07 Aug 2011

Good observation and warning.

THRA is unlikely to go to Germany for a 1980, so, ideally, the Leverkusen event would be before mid-March. Ideally.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by RAYC » 12:32 Wed 10 Aug 2011

I can also offer the 1992 VP.
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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by griff » 18:09 Wed 10 Aug 2011

I just worked out I have a 1994 Delaforce :) I would be interested dependant on date as it is a relatively busy period.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by DrDirk » 21:56 Sat 01 Oct 2011

Hi,

this sounds like a fantastic idea to fly to London again for some port tasting in 2012. I would be very happy if I could join this tasting.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by RAYC » 18:20 Tue 06 Dec 2011

Is this losing momentum?

Should we be planning a date, particularly if people are willing to fly to attend?
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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by Axel P » 09:44 Thu 08 Dec 2011

I am willing to fly to attend. Easter is not good due to holiday reasons.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 21:47 Thu 08 Dec 2011

jdaw1 wrote:
    • Easter Sunday is 8 April 2012. Other E&W public holidays include Mon 7 May, Mon 4 June, and a special for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Tue 5 June.
What about late April?

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by Axel P » 09:07 Fri 09 Dec 2011

Suits me.
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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by Andy Velebil » 05:51 Tue 13 Dec 2011

I'm a little late, but if there is a tentative list I could join, put me down. I don't know travel and work plans yet, but I typically try to get to the UK around April time.

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by Axel P » 14:21 Sat 17 Dec 2011

Julian, could I please ask you to set up a date for this as I could try to contact the industry guests if wanted by you?

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Re: Delaforce vertical in early 2012

Post by jdaw1 » 17:17 Sat 17 Dec 2011

Axel P wrote:Julian, could I please ask you to set up a date for this as I could try to contact the industry guests if wanted by you?
A Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in late April. ¿When works for the industry guests?

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